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February 9, 2023
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Aurescu: EU Strategy for Danube Region needs concrete projects

Secretary of State Bogdan Aurescu on Thursday underscored at the Danube Rector’s Conference in Cluj-Napoca (central Romania) that only the concrete projects will give the real measure of the success of the EU Strategy for the Danube region, according to a release of the diplomatic office in Bucharest, quoted by Agerpres. The MAE official showed that research and innovation represent the engine for economic and social development of the member states of the Strategy for Danube, a priority field of joint and coordinated action to narrow the economic development gap, attract investments and create new jobs. ‘From this perspective, our efforts should focus on the promotion of concrete projects, to answer the needs of citizens and communities in the Danube region, in cooperation with the other member states of the Strategy, whether they are EU member states or not.The Secretary of State also said that research and innovation field creates interconnections and synergies between all the other priority fields of the EUSDR: competitiveness, education, new information technologies, mobility and relations between people, environment risk management, protecting biodiversity, intermodal transportation, energy safety. Participating in the Danube Rectors’ Conference in also the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, the deputy general manager of the Joint Research Centre, Vladimir Sucha, Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development, Mihnea Costoiu, as well as important members of the academic community in the Danube region.

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